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There have got to be people in the world willing to take risks. Weren’t the parents of the astronauts who were jettisoned into outer space proud of their children’s ability to stand tall in the face of fear? And therefore I am glad of my son Andrew who does his part with barely a word about it, by bungee jumping off a bridge over the cascading rock-filled waters below, in Ecuador. As I have said before, the kid at the other end of my Facetime chats was once a little boy who scared me then too with his bold physical antics like flying down our steep street using a shopping cart like a go cart. I’m used to it because this is what he does.

Here’s the video of him making it look quite easy: